whens the best time to casterate my buck?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by goatlover, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. goatlover

    goatlover New Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    I'm planning on keeping a buck (actually a wether) this year to keep my other buck company and to teach to pack. so i was wondering when would be the best time to do that? I have all the stuff to do it, just wondering when :scratch: thanks
    :cart: Antonia :cart:
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    before he is 8 weeks old

  3. pennylullabelle

    pennylullabelle New Member

    How early is too early? I know a breeder who does it at 10 days...that seems early to me!
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I do my bucks at three months of age.

    I do not or I should say I would not do it at 10 days for two reasons. 1. the testicles might not be descended, and 2. I believe waiting as long as possible so they have a chance to develop their urethra, so they have a better chance of NOT getting UC.

    That is just what I do and it works for me.
  5. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Yep 3months for the reasons Lori stated